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Object: Arlequin sur l' Hypogryphe à la Croisade Lojoliste
Object: Armée van de Heylige Lingue voor der Jesuiten Monarchy.
A Dutch broadside satirising Louis XIV, James II and the Roman Catholic cause in Europe. At lower right, Cardinal Furstenberg (1) has fallen from the back of a tortoise into the Rhine, leaving his Cardinal's hat on the bank. Behind him, the Grand Dauphin (2) peers out of an armoured vehicle carried on the back of a frog. In the foreground to left, Father Petre sits cross-legged on a lobster (3); the lobster clutches in his claws books of civil and ecclesiastical law, and a papal tiara rests on its tail behind the rider. Father Petre, who has ass's ears, holds the infant Prince of Wales (4), a windmill resting on his head. Louis XIV (5) in armour with a wooden leg carries a banner reading (in translation), "Holy Crusade against this Pope and the Heretics" and a shield lettered with Jesuit symbols and "De Vyfde Monarchy 1688". James II (6) mounted behind him on an ass (7) and sharing the same Jesuit cap, also fully armed, carries a banner reading "Papery/Monarchy". The ambassador of the Holy League follows on a snail, his hand to his head from which smoke is issuing. The ass defecates on a group of councillors (9) who are riding owls. In the background to the right of the ass, is a procession of musicians and monks hauling cannon (10) led by a monk riding a pig and holding aloft a crucifix; they display banners referring to Jacques Clément, the assassin of Henri III, Henry Garnett and Robert Catesby both implicated in the Gunpowder Plot, and behind them is a gallows, "the grave of the Jesuits in England" (11). Beyond is cliff-edge(12) with two poles, one bearing the cap of liberty, the other a Jesuit symbol; a ship at sea (13) carries the name of St Reynuyt (patron of mismanagement) on the stern. In the background, to left, religious statues are pulled down from the front of the Savoy Chapel, beside which is shown London Bridge with heads on spikes. Numbering 1-15, engraved title in French, letterpress title in Dutch, and verses including legend, in four columns. (n.p. : )
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Height: 367 millimetres (etching)
Height: 522 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 385 millimetres (etching)
Width: 385 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- For another impression of the same sheet, see 1855-1-14-194; for a mezzotint version, see BM Satires 1225.
Wolfgang Gilleßen (ed), Krieg der Bilder, exh.cat, Berlin, 1997, F.III. 5 (pp.282-3).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 June-Sep, London, Tate Britain, Rude Britannia: British Comic Art
- Associated events
- Associated Event: War of the Grand Alliance 1689-1697
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